Faye Celebrates Spring Festival

On the eve of the Beijing CCTV Spring Festival Evening Show, Faye Wong (王菲) stepped out of a Mercedes-Benz at around 10:30PM and entered the Szechuan House restaurant. A short while later, she emerged, accompanied by Eason Chan (陈奕迅) and Joey Yung (容祖儿), who came to the entrance to see her off. In parting, Faye said to them, “Come on ah! I wish you a successful performance.”

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(Source Fun.hsw 5 Feb. 2009)

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‘Beijing Welcomes You’ Live – 2008 Olympics

Here’s a live video of “Beijing Welcomes You” (北京欢迎你), supposedly performed on 8 August 2008, during the opening ceremony of the 2008 Beijing Olympics. However, according to the YouTube data, the video was uploaded on 16 May 2008, nearly three months before the opening ceremony. I’m not sure why there’s a discrepancy. This was either a staged performance prior to the actual event or the upload date is somehow incorrect. Regardless, the video quality is excellent, and we see the large group of popular Chinese singers from around the world, each taking a quick turn at the mike. The scene is beautiful, lavish, and we see Na Ying, Jackie Chan, Karen Mok, Nic Tse, Eason Chan, Joey Yung, and many other stars. But without Faye Wong (王菲), it’s like a Christmas tree without a huge star on the top.


(Source: from a video uploaded to YouTube by libraever on 16 May 2008)

Faye’s Favorite Dish

Here’s an interesting article that appeared recently. It lists the favorite dishes of popular stars such as Faye Wong (王菲), Chen Zi (陈紫函), Li Yuchun (李宇春), Joey Yung (容祖儿), Li Hunan (李湘), and Carina Lau (刘嘉玲). The theme is the relationship between feminine beauty and food, and the article claims that Faye “is particularly fond of eating fish.” Not surprisingly, Faye leads the list, despite the fact that she hasn’t performed in the last three years. (Except, of course, for the earthquake relief in May.) Faye’s popularity continues unabated, and she reigns as the hottest star in the media.

faye_fish(Source: Photo and information, Sohu, 25 Nov 2008)

Faye and Zhang’s Dec 20 Concert

Netease (21 Nov 2008) reports a strong likelihood that Faye Wong (王菲) will appear in Zhang Ya Dong’s (张亚东) December 20 concert in Beijing’s Olympic Sports Center (奥体中心). Other stars mentioned in connection with the event are Hackberry (朴树), Li Yuchun (李宇春), Sandy Lam (林忆莲), Anthony Wong (黄耀明), and Joey Yung (容祖儿). More than likely, she will participate as a spectator, sitting in the audience. However, the hope is that she will actually perform on stage. If this report is credible, I believe we’re seeing the first steps in Faye’s eventual return to the stage. However, it’s too early to tell if this report is accurate.

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Hong Kong Stars High on Faye Wong

Nic Tse (谢霆锋, Xie Tingfeng), Joey Yung (容祖儿), and Hins Cheung (张敬轩, Zhang Jing Xuan), Hong Kong stars who participated in the earthquake relief concert, were all very enthusiastic about Faye Wong’s (王菲) return. Nic and Joey, together, said they hope she’ll sing again. They said they love to hear her sing. Hins praised Faye’s charisma. He said that if Faye does a concert in Hong Kong, he’d support her whole-heartedly. In her blog, Zheng Xi Yi (郑希怡, Yumiko Cheng), a Taiwan pop singer, expressed hope that Faye will return to her career, saying that her songs “comfort the soul.” [Source: Sina Net, 20 May 2008; Star.pclady.com, 19 May 2008]

Nic Tse (谢霆锋, Xie Tingfeng), Joey Yung (容祖儿), and Hins Cheung (张敬轩, Zhang Jing Xuan)